March 17, 2019

Post date: Mar 14, 2019 3:41:43 PM

Flowers today are provided by Al & Estelle Johnson in memory of their daughter Cheryl Barnhart who passed one year ago.

Pastor Dennis will be at the Dean’s Retreat in Cottonwood, ID Monday the 18th– Wednesday the 20th. Back in time for soup on Wednesday (hopefully).

The office is open regular hours.

NO CHOIR PRACTICE on March 21st.

MEN’S LUNCH change of schedule! Men’s lunch at The Palace Café will be this Tuesday, March 19th at 11:45a.m.

FISH Food Bank Special Offering for February was $455.50. Thank you to everyone for supporting Munch Madness!

The Wednesday Soup and Bread Supper will be hosted this week by members of the Congregational Life Ministry. Please join us at 6:00 p.m. for a delicious meal. At 6:50p we will move into the sanctuary for Holden Evening Prayer, scripture and a brief message, we’ll wrap it up by 7:30p Come as you are to these fun and informal evenings of good food, fellowship and worship. The following ministries are hosting soup suppers:

Stewardship and Property Management – March 27;

Outreach – April 3; Education and Youth—April 10

Celebrate the Morris’ Sunday, March 31st Please come and join us after worship on March 31st with cake and coffee to celebrate Don & Donna Morris. Wish them well on their upcoming move to Arizona.

A THRIVENT “CHOICE DOLLARS” reminder... Are you a Thrivent Financial member? If so, you may have Thrivent Choice Dollars available to help support First Lutheran Church. You have until March 31 to designate where these dollars are used or they go away. This money is NOT out of your account and comes directly from Thrivent but you have to designate where the funds are sent. You have to do this each and every year by March 31. Do not hesitate to put this on your “To-do List” this week! Call Thrivent Financial toll free at 1-800-847-4836 and let them know you want to assign your Thrivent Choice Dollars and they will assist you with this. (You can also direct online at, or by calling our local Thrivent representative in Yakima, Jay Kelley, at 509 494-3401.)

Weekend Nutrition—We are in need of food for weekend nutrition bags for 20 children at Lincoln Elementary and Damman School. Please bring your donations and place them in the box under the coat rack near the sanctuary doors. Examples include: Chef Boyardee cups, mac ‘n’ cheese cups, fruit or pudding cups, small crackers and cheese packs, basically anything that is easy for kids to open to eat for lunch or dinner. Bags are assembled here every Thursday for delivery to Lincoln. If you would like to donate money, we will buy the food—please write out your check to FLC and put “Weekend Nutrition” on the memo line. Thank you for your support!

Thank you to FLC for hosting the blood drive on March 11. We collected 19 units which will help to save nearly 60 lives! — JayAnn Merkle, Yakima Red Cross

Youth Activities

FLC Youth (6th grade to 12th grade)

Lá Pádraig Shona!

Sa lá atá inniu, beimid ag freastal ar sólaistí tar éis na heaglaise agus ár n-Arán Soda Éireannach a dhíol. Téigh in aithne do Amy sa Chistin tar éis an comainnithe!

Dé Céadaoin Leanann an dinnéar anraith agus na deabhóidí anraith Lenten: 5:30 in

Tá clárúcháin réidh ar thaobh Aibreáin an bhoird Óige! Seiceáil é amach!

English version:

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Today we will we will be serving refreshments after church and Selling our Irish Soda Bread. Meet Amy in the Kitchen after communion!

Wednesday Lenten soup dinner and devotionals continue: 5:30 pm

Sign ups are ready on the April side of the Youth board! Check it out!